Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sweet Potato, Cabbage & Kale Flower Curry

Hello :) Somehow I'd forgotten how easy a stir-fry or curry was to throw together for a midweek meal. Well until last night. I was inspired by this amazing curry paste I bought yesterday, with wild ginger, lemon dress, kaffir lime leaves etc! It's super flavoursome! So with some fresh vegetables, coconut milk and this exciting curry paste, a wholesome dinner was made.

1/4 red cabbage, shredded
Bunch of kale flowers (or regular kale)
1/2  sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1/2 broccoli, chopped
1 tablespoon curry paste
1/2 cup coconut milk

What to do-
1. Steam the sweet potato for about 5 minutes, then add the broccoli and kale flowers for a minute or so.
2. Remove from the heat and combine in a bowl, with the cabbage.
3. Heat a wok with a tablespoon of oil (I used grapeseed) and then add the curry paste to cook for about 30 seconds.
4. Throw in the vegetables, cook for a few minutes and add your coconut milk. In a few minutes it should be done!

This is more of a guide than a recipe, I just played around with the ingredients on hand.

The curry only takes about 10-15 minutes, and is really delicious. It is quite filling with the sweet potato, although adding tofu would be great as well. I think I shall be having this again tonight with some smoked tofu :)

Enjoy your week! I turn 20 tomorrow which is fun! I think skipping uni to go out to a fancy lunch seems rather appropriate :)

Also! In a little over a week I'm going to Melbourne for about 5 days in my mid session break. I'd love some recommendations from you Melbourne ladies, perhaps a nice place to have brunch, any great exhibitions or anything really. I'll be staying in South Yarra, but obviously we'll be happy to explore as much as we can!

Hannah x


  1. I've stopped being in denial and I have come to terms with kale. It's gross. Check out Lord of the fries in Melbourne.

    1. oh but these kale flowers taste similar to broccolini- they're yummy! I'll make sure to check out that place :) x

  2. Ask Aunty Pat for Clinton's phone number and he will point you in the right direction Hannah - he took us to this great restaurant and there are heaps there - Lygon Street is the one to go to for an authentic italian meal - like italian town! Have a great and safe one! xxx000xxx

    1. Thanks Aunty Betty! Yep, I'll make sure I contact Clinton for some suggestions :) x

  3. GO TO LENTIL AS ANYTHING (in Abbortsford Convent). It's off Johnston St, off Hoddle St. Getting there from South Yarra should be easy.

    It's vego and a pay-as-you-feel restaurant. They also have a coffee machine where you can have coffees, hot chocolates and chai made with soy milk. They do lunch and dinner.

    It's amazing and I highly highly recommend going there, even just to experience the concept!

    1. Thankyou! I've actually went there last year- loved it!! I will definitely try to go there again... such a nice, friendly atmosphere :) x

  4. Hey Hannah,
    I'm a Melbournian who's always inspired by the scrumptious, healthy ideas on your blog. The curry sounds warming on cold, windy days.
    I swear I saw someone who looked exactly like you on Claremont St off Toorak Rd today. My mum and I were having a late brunch at Two Birds One Stone, which incidentally has some of the best veggie breakies(roasted field mushies on brioche and watercress) Hope you've been enjoying your stay in Melbourne.
    Kind regards, Michelle

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Thankyou :) That was me! We're actually staying on Claremont St (such a good spot) and had brunch at Two Birds One Stone the other day...I had the brioche with mushrooms too, it was soo good! We're going there again tomorrow morning for brekky, feel free to join us for coffee :) xx

  5. Delicious!!! Happy belated birthday (yay to September birthdays :) !!) I often get really strong curry cravings, & yep, this looks perfect to me right now.
    Heidi xo